We’re now in week two of working from home and social distancing due to COVID-19, and between stress baking, rearranging our closets, and binging Netflix, we’re almost out of ideas for things to do. For something to listen to as you reverse color coordinate your bookshelves or remind Susan per your last email, check out these fifteen podcasts to listen to while social distancing, as suggested by our Instagram community.
Luvvie Ajayi and Yvonne Orji, two Nigerian women who grew up in the US, host one of the world’s top podcasts for women of color. Their topics are relatable, ranging from relationships, religion, aspirations, and everything in between. Plus, their humor will keep you entertained as you work your way through that proposal for your boss.
Nneka Julia is a natural storyteller. She hosts the Passing Through podcast, a series of honest narratives springing from her travels and other life experiences. Her honesty makes the episodes engaging and her voice is quite soothing so you will enjoy binging on a number of episodes back to back.
TFBG episodes are actual sessions with Dr. Joy Haden Bradford, a licensed psychologist based in Atlanta. The podcast’s messaging is geared towards helping you become a better version of yourself by tackling topics such as mental health, personal development, and decisions that we have to make everyday.
Kid Fury and Crissle are your best bet if you’re thirsty for tea and keen on celebrity news. The hosts are up to date with all that is going on in pop culture and the current state of social issues. They freely and humorously throw shade so you’ll grow fond of The Read if you’re interested in something light and witty to get you through your work breaks.
If you’re keen on relationship-based wisdom then comedian Kevin and his wife Melissa are a good listen. They combine their 15+ years of marriage experience with light comedy, wisdom, and honest, transparent insights.
Cornelius and Heather Lindsey are popular with some Christians for their love story and beautiful family. Their podcast is a platform where they share their story and views about controversial and trending topics in society, while relating their insight to the Bible.
It has been said time and again that it’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes and experiences. This weekly podcast by Adelle Onyango hosts diverse people from different walks of life who hold within them the wisdom that comes from living truthfully, making mistakes, walking on the edge and making the most out of life.
Sarah Jakes Roberts’ fiery voice has been a source of guidance and encouragement to women across the world. On her podcast, she shares her view on current topics and trends, offering counsel and direction on how to navigate them with Godly wisdom. Whatever season you’re in, you’ll always find a timely word tucked somewhere in her episodes.
Dustin, Fran & Assante are three different personalities in one. Their podcast covers different topics touching on just about everything in the mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene space. These three must get along very well with each other because their chemistry and flow on the show is unique.
Unf*ck Your Brain
Social distancing definitely has many of us rethinking life and the volatility of what we often take for granted. If this is you, then tune in to the Unf*ck Your Brain podcast, which efficiently talks about overcoming social conditioning, triumphing over life’s challenges, and transforming the self-critical thoughts that are stressing you out and undermining your confidence.
Alex Elle started the Hey Girl movement to give a space to share intimate and candid life occurrences. Her podcast has hosted phenomenal women from near and far. Are you looking for some motivation to get you going as you restructure life post-COVID-19? The Hey Girl Podcast will definitely give you the inspiration you need.
The Receipts podcast is the place to hang out with the UK-based trio, Audrey, Milena and Tolly, as they have unadulterated girl talk with absolutely no filter, on hot topics that affect millenial women.
The fact that this was one of the most recommended podcasts by you, shows how attentive we are on current affairs and the state of the world’s economy. At just twenty minutes long and posted five days a week, The Daily is a great way to catch up on the world news in a brief and precise form.
Khadeen and Devale Ellis team up to host transparent conversations on love, sex and marriage. They openly let us into their life and relationship as a black couple.
Oprah’s podcast invites thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts from all over the world to tell their story. Just like the Oprah TV Show, the Super Soul Conversations podcast is awakening and thought provoking.